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Pros: I have 4 of these in R0. well 3 of these little ones and one bigger one -- they're all the same on the inside.
I am 1600+/1400+ R-W on 1 port. In a HM87- 16Gb- i7 4800MQ L/Top
Price is what sealed the deal for me, i caught them on a 24 hour sale or accidental mark down, i don't care either way.
The 3 year WARR is always a nice little thing too. I have never had a Crucial drive fail and I've owned a few.
A fresh install of windows loaded in about 4 minutes.
Cons: Shipped with Disc cloning software- SHAME ON YOU MICRON/CRUCIAL. That's like giving kids matches and fireworks.
There is NO bad reviews on these drives yet as of 1/16. There will be when less technically inclined
user's start cloning their drives.
Other Thoughts: Windows 8 installed in 4 minutes for me. My nerdy-engineering mind is committed to using my basic common sense and would never attempt to move all my old problems and drivers to a new drive by cloning it.
One has to wonder, why would someone who cant install windows buy a hard drive?
Pros: I exchanged this HM170 for the C236 Chipset model and returned mine unopened so i cant give it a fair positive
or negative review. The MSI GT series are all good PC's just clarify before your purchase whats appropriate to your budget
& wants - needs, whatever. Keep your future upgrade options in mind when doing so.
This is the HM170 model. This GT72 comes in at least 3 different motherboard flavors i have seen. See other information below.
Cons: If your looking for PRE SALE technical support information as i was
on this use the MSI GLOBAL site or a 3rd party vendor, you know one of the custom system builder sites. The US site
only offers up a HELP DESK program with little or no documentation witch is fine if you already own the computer- its a system scanner type thing.
Other Thoughts: HM87, Same board as my Modified 4th GEN GT70 DomPro-888, just a better 9 series video card.
HM170, Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16
C236, Max # of PCI Express Lanes 20
Now why is this information important- mostly for me the Raid & PCI lanes. HM170 has 16, thats not enough traffic lanes to run 2 pcie drives,
& the video card. Even if you do manage to get 2 pcie drives physically installed the bios probably wont recognize it. So AHCI/SATA raid stack
only on that model. Don't confuse pcie drives & msata drives, both are of the M.2 interface in this unit but are completely different drives.
This review is from: SAMSUNG 850 EVO M.2 120GB SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version MZ-N5E120BW
Pros: FAST & DEPENDABLE, Samsung SSD's last forever.
This is an AHCI/SATA drive stack and NOT pcie.
Deserves a fair & good review before the "CLONERS" start slamin it for not working as expected after they moved all their old sheet to the new drive..
NewEgg 5 stars on your shipping lately, i wont say a bad thing about you guys for a long time. Last 3 orders from you guys were at my house in under 24Hrs and another in under 48. I think they figured out no matter how close people like me(from indiana to chicago) ask or pay for shipping it cheapest and quickest for you guys to ship UPS.
Other Thoughts: I have installed and or used well over 100 Samsung SSD's. I have never had 1 failure. I have 4 in my laptop right now. These get about 2/3 second boot on these NUCs i just did..
If your not sure on what drive your computer takes and if this is compatible or not maybe you shouldn't be the one changing it.